ARRIVING AT THE COURSE
Before you can LOVE Golf, you need to know a little about it. The hardest part can be getting started. Golf can seem complicated to the uninitiated. There are the rules, different kinds of clubs, and then there's the lingo: birdies, bogeys, bump-and-runs. It’s enough to scare prospective golfers off before they even pick up a club.
When do you know you’re ready for the golf course? What kind of clubs do you need? How do you practice? Questions, questions, questions. Let’s start at the beginning….
Make sure you have everything you need beforehand, plenty of balls, sunscreen, water, something to snack on during your round and of course remember to put your putter in your bag, because we know you were up all night practicing your putting on the carpet in the lounge last night.
If you forget anything, your Pro Shop should be your first port of call. At the Pro Shop you should check in, get a scorecard, pay your fees and get ready to go. And while some courses don’t always have a Pro Shop, they may have an office to check in with instead. If no-one is around, chances are that they have an honesty box near the first tee, so head over there with a little bit of cash to put in the envelope and you’re ready to go.